misintelligence

noun mis·intelligence \ "+ \

Definition of misintelligence

1 :a mistaken impression :misunderstanding
  • a glaring misintelligence of the facts of the case
2 :lack of intelligence
  • a poor showing that might have been a sign of miseducation rather than misintelligence

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Origin and Etymology of misintelligence

in sense 1, probably from French mésintelligence, from Middle French, from més- 1mis- + intelligence; in sense 2, from 1mis- + intelligence


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